A Florida woman despatched nude images and movies to a mentally ailing New York teen and lured him to her home to have sex, officers mentioned.
Kelley Gaudette, 32, was arrested Monday by deputies some 10 months after the 15-year-old teen she met in a web-based chatroom for melancholy was discovered at her Brooksville residence, the Hernando County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned Wednesday.
The teen, final noticed at his New York home on Could 24, texted his mom a day later to say he was at a gated neighborhood referred to as both “Brooksville” or “Brooksridge,” officers mentioned.
A good friend of the teen informed cops in New York the juvenile paid somebody to drive him to Florida to meet a woman he beforehand met on-line. The 15-year-old was then positioned on Could 26 by Hernando County deputies at Gaudette’s home, the place she initially denied realizing his whereabouts.
“Gaudette finally went into the home and had the juvenile come to the door to communicate to the deputy,” sheriff officers mentioned in an announcement. “Upon talking to the juvenile, the deputy famous the teen appeared to have hickeys on his neck.”
The teen informed deputies Gaudette had paid a good friend to drive him to Florida and in addition purchased him a cellphone so they might talk.
The sufferer additionally mentioned he was attempting to escape a verbally abusive dwelling state of affairs in New York whereas claiming his mom informed him he might journey to Florida. The woman informed investigators her son had been handled for psychological sickness and didn’t have his medicine, sheriff officers mentioned.
The teen was then taken from Gaudette’s home to a facility till his mom might decide him up. He denied having a sexual relationship with the woman, as did Gaudette, who claimed she thought of the teen as a son, supplied him a spot to keep and paid a good friend to drive him to Florida.
However the teen’s mom discovered textual content messages in June indicating the pair had a sexual relationship, in addition to her son’s thumbdrive in July that contained nude photographs and movies of Gaudette, sheriff officers mentioned.
The teen admitted earlier this month to authorities in New York that Gaudette despatched him express images and movies utilizing a web-based app. He additionally mentioned the pair began a sexual relationship when he arrived at her home, authorities mentioned.
Gaudette, who has denied any sexual contact with the teen, is dealing with prices of lewd and lascivious battery, touring to meet a minor, illegal use of a two-way communication machine and transmission of dangerous supplies to a minor utilizing an digital machine.
Gaudette remained held Wednesday on the Hernando County Detention Heart on $19,000 bond, on-line information present. It’s unclear if she’s employed an lawyer.